2019-20 Serie A – Roma vs Sampdoria Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Roma vs Sampdoria kick off? Wednesday 24th June, 2020 – 20:45 (UK)

Where is Roma vs Sampdoria being played? Stadio Olimpico

Where can I get tickets for Roma vs Sampdoria? No tickets are available as Serie A matches are currently taking place behind closed doors

What TV channel is Roma vs Sampdoria on in the UK? Premier Sports have the rights to Serie A matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Roma vs Sampdoria in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player

THE TEAM NEWS

ROMA

  • Roma put in a string of underwhelming displays before Serie A came to a halt but their last two games showed they were putting those behind them as they notched four times in each of those games.
  • After one win in seven league matches, Roma recorded a 4-0 win over Lecce before playing out a thrilling contest with Cagliari although they had to work harder for that victory with that one ending 3-4.
  • Ahead of their return to action, Roma look set to be without first-choice goalkeeper Pau Lopez who is still recovering from a broken wrist while Nicolo Zaniolo remains on the sidelines with an ACL tear.

SAMPDORIA

  • Sampdoria were handed a tough task in their first game back in action as they had to take on Internazionale away from home and although they were only narrowly beaten, the visitors were second best throughout the contest.
  • Inter took a 2-0 lead into the break but Sampdoria offered a quick response in the second half thanks to a goal from Morten Thorsby as they attempted to mount a comeback, though that never really materialised.
  • To add to Sampdoria’s woes for this trip to Roma, they continue to have some injury issues to deal with as Fabio Quagliarella, Gonzalo Maroni and Alex Ferrari all remain unavailable due to various problems.

THE PREDICTION

Roma looked to be rediscovering their form before the enforced break in play and they will be eager to carry on where they left off in their last two games after scoring eight goals in those two outings. They head into this contest with Sampdoria sitting outside of the Champions League placings but the gap is only six points which gives them plenty of incentive to stay in the mix for a top four spot. Sampdoria offered little on the road against Internazionale in their first game back in action and with just three away wins in Serie A this season, they look set to struggle again with the hosts likely to win.

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